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delays or cancellations. kpix 5's ken bastida is live with mobile5 at sfo to explain the faa furloughs triggered by budget cuts. >> reporter: yeah, juliette. this thing has been threatened for the past several weeks now. the faa over the weekend going ahead and instituting the sequestration cutbacks. essentially, this means about a 10% reduction for all the faa controllers around the country. so we checked with the airport duty manager at sfo,. he says no significant cancellations or delays in the bay area but they had problems at los angeles international airport yesterday. of course, that was the first day that the sequestration cutbacks went in and they were experiencing two-hour delays. so what does this mean? we talked to mario ianello who flies lot between l.a. and san francisco. is otr inconvenience for travelers. >> are you worried about any of this sequestration might cancel or delay one of your flights? >> not really. well, i'm more concerned about with the way the airline industry has been now -- i think they -- they have, uhm, made their flights either so full and cut bac
travelers at some of the nation's busiest airports. yesterday alone the faa said there were more than 400 flight delays nationwide. 47,000 faa workers must take furlough days, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, losing one day of work every other week. that's a 10% reduction in staffing. >> when 70% of your budget of your operating budget is personnel, you cannot avoid when the cuts are as deep as they are in the sequester, the kinds of actions that are taken. >> today the transportation department says it's considering a request from the airline industry to temporarily suspend the delay rule in light of these furloughs. that rule prohibits airlines from keeping passengers on the tarmac for more than three hours. here in the bay area, an average of three air traffic controllers are scheduled to be furloughed in san francisco, oakland and san jose. officials say so far they haven't seen significant delays due to the furloughs here. however, the faa tells us los angeles international experienced delays of more than three hours for some arriving flights last night and that ended up cau
destination. more now from mark matthews. >> faa says the skies are a little less crowded today and frustration among passengers a little higher. >> getting angry. irritated. we don't want you to be here. >> gate agent tells passengers we didn't know this would happen but actually two months ago the transportation secretary hood warned budget cuts could force the faa to furlough tenth of the controllers. >> congress needs to fix this. congress needs to fix a very dumb law. >> congress hasn't fixed it and new the faa says every air traffic controller layed off one day every two weeks. and flights will be delayedw3 or cancelled. >> plane back to lax. sat on the tarmac for about an hour. >> larry point dexter flight in san antonio didn't make it to los angeles last night. diverted to fresno. some flights from los angeles to here in san jose were hours late last night. >> we had flights operating as late as as early as 2:00 a.m. >> that was a flight was to arrive before 11:30. los angeles international had 3 fewer controllers today. mike kennedy flight delayed sex hours. >> bo
and the faa has grounded some flights because there aren't enough controllers to monitor them. >> part of the malr mall was evacuated after a gas line was struck on the north side of the mall. the line was properly marked. the leak was stopped by 9:30 a.m. no one was heard. >> heywood police has identified the victim and suspect in a deadly shooting in the second homicide of the year. police are looking for 26-year-old michael shoe tar. he had moved around several east bay cities he is the suspect in the shooting death of 26-year-old e zeek yell taylor. they found his body in a driveway. he died from his injuries on sunday morning. >>> they are popular and convenient for so many parents, drop-in childcare centers and they're often found at local gyms. the centers aren't required to meet the same standard as other childcare centers. bay area senator wants to change that. mary ann favro joins us in san jose with the changes he's proposing. >> reporter: well a lot of parents take advantage of this service offered by their gym. they can go in, get a workout for about an hour or so and the
, federal budget cuts have kicked in testing the already thin patience of air travelers. faa furloughs causing some delays at airports across the country with air traffic controllers forced to take days off. at sfo, most lights were on schedule. some flights into and out of lax, it's a repeat of last evening when some flights out of los angeles were delayed up to two hours. >>> well, it's one of the most well manicured cities in the bay area. >> and one look at the water bill will tell you why. on this earth day, kit doe shows us why palo alto is using so much water and who is using more. kit. >> this is an increasingly common sight here in palo alto. now the thing about this city is that they know they use a lot of water and they're trying to do something about it. >> it's one of the luscious, greenest cities in the bay area and it's no wonder. palo alto ranks near the top of the list for bay area water users. the bay area water supply and conservation agency says palo alto uses 100 gallons of water per day. the average is 77-gallons per day. it turns out, palo altoans love their y
. the ntsb wants to know out prob -- how problems with the batteries went unnoticed by the faa and boeing inspectors during test flights. the problem grounded the jets three months ago. the faa approved a redesigned battery system and this week boeing is install the batteries and dreamliners that happen in operation around the world. small knives are still banned on planes. the tsa reversed its decision to start allowing small knives on board passenger planes. that would have happened this thursday. tsa is now saying it needs more time to reveal all of the public feedback on the decision. unions for flight attendants and pilots loudly protested against the change. many passengers say they really never liked the idea of allowing planes on -- knives on planes. >>> 8:19. some bay area schools are seeing a rise in bomb threats. now, just yesterday, a student at san francisco state found a suspicious package in a music and theater building. inside the package, a note saying a bomb was about to go off. now, police investigated the building, their search proved that threat was a hoax. >> it made
are already being played. several people from the obama administration are saying pressure the faa. tell them you want them to find a different way to balance their budgets. it doesn't have to be by putting these workers on furlough. they could tighten their other budget considerations. we'll see what happens when it really gets busy. ken bastida, kpix 5. >>> the next time you're getting ready to travel, you can check the status of your flight on our website, kpix.com. >>> federal officials are delaying a policy that would allow small knives, bats and other sports equipment on planes. the tsa says that the policy change has been delayed to accommodate feedback from an advisory committee made up of aviation industry, consumer and law enforcement officials. the change was to go into effect thursday. >>> coming up in our next half hour, another terror plot this time targeting mass transit. where the suspects allegedly planned to bomb a train and their ties to al qaeda. >> everyone that saw it was almost in tears. >> how a bay area school sent a special message to the student injured in the bosto
travel season. delays at laguardia, newark, charlotte. the faa on monday blamed staffing and weather and says staffing challenges at regional centers led to ground delays and more spacing between flights around the country. it's the first time the public has felt the impact of across the board budget cuts from the sequester. >> it's already bad enough when they have their regular delays so i can't imagine being stuck here for three hours and not knowing what's going to be next. >> in certain places i believe cutbacks should not be happening. >> i think it's horrible. there's enough problems dealing with delays and security and weather and other things when you're flying. i think they should furlough the president and congress. >> reporter: the faa claims it had no choice but to put 15,000 controllers on unpaid furloughs, which means 10% fewer of them working each day. the agency said that could mean delays of 3 1/2 hours in atlanta, more than 2 hours in chicago, and 1:20 in laguardia. the airlines are furious and argue there are other places to cut. >> the air traffic controllers hav
of regulators and company officials asserted by the plant's safety. to say manpower, the faa designates employes and aircraft makers will see the safety testing of new planes. >> the obama administration says, it has seized 21 million from troubled of leg of his carauto maker fisker automotive. that's just weeks after the company laid off 3/4 of its workers, amid continuing financial and production problems. fisker had already received nearly 200 million, o 29 of the $529 million federal loan, before the problems which led officials to freeze the loan in 2011. it has pledged its assets as collateral. the government was given to the anaheim based company is part of an obama in ministration program to boost electric cars, and other advanced vehicles. the nation's biggest banks are rolling out the next generation of 80 atm s the latest model including features like video chatting with a live teller in getting changer paying your credit card bill. bank of america's new tellers is machines for example allowed a customer to swipe a debit or credit card, driver's license or photo id for authentication.
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